Upsource was founded by Caroline Marshall (pictured), who believes anyone can achieve success (whatever that may look like) when they have the right support in all areas of their life and business.
“I know what it’s like to have too much on my plate,” says Caroline. “I was working long hours with a young baby and trying to organise my own wedding. Now I’m building a business with a toddler at my heels. I know the impact it can have to get an extra pair of hands to take the load off - it can be life-changing, and that’s not an exaggeration.
“If we can encourage busy people to take more holiday, to spend more time with their family, or just to spend an hour in the gym without looking at email, then we’ve done our job. I believe everyone has an organised person inside them - they just need to know what works best for them.”
Outsourcing administration doesn’t have to be a luxury; it can be a way of life. Working with Upsource can help you to focus on what really matters to you, to clear those big goals and work towards your dreams. We will take you by the hand if you need it, or just work alongside you to understand the best way we can empower you to achieve success.
Before I found Caroline and her team, I was spinning plates and pushing certain tasks further down my to-do list. They just weren’t getting done. I’d been on the fence about working with a VA for a while - while I knew that outsourcing some of the troublesome tasks would save valuable time that I could use to focus on other things in my business. I also worried that downloading the to-do list in my head would create a load of extra work.
I needn’t have worried! Caroline is AMAZING. She’s organised, thorough and meticulous. I was relieved to discover that her approach to detail-oriented tasks is exactly the same as my own. It’s no wonder she’s in such high demand
Louise Shanahan, The Copy Prescription
Caroline is a former singer and an AmDram enthusiast, so feels drawn to creatives and life’s more interesting personalities. She believes being a performer adds to her approach in that she understands how minds can struggle with structure. For years, Caroline juggled work with auditions, performing and family life, which made it essential she didn’t drop any balls or miss any opportunities. She brings that ethos into Upsource, surrounding herself with a wide variety of different personalities to ensure she has the right assistant for anyone who comes through the virtual door.
Caroline and her team of personally selected and vetted Upsourcers are adaptable, proactive, and experienced in all aspects of administrative support. We all work well with other members of the team, and can also be trusted to speak directly with clients on your behalf. Make the most of our shared knowledge and expertise; there’s likely to be someone on the team who’s done it before!
We don’t have a set menu of services for you to choose from. We prefer to meet with you for an informal initial chat, and then match your requirements to a tailored support plan. We get to know you and your work style before personally selecting the right Upsourcer to fit your needs, goals and personality. All of our virtual assistants are insured, vetted and ICO registered.
We’re an all-mod-cons kinda business, and fully embrace the “virtual” part of virtual assistant. Cloud-based software is not only key to a smooth working relationship, but also your security - and the data security of your customers. We take it very seriously, and will discuss the right tools for your needs during onboarding. As a starter, we base our business in the G Suite , use Toggl for time tracking and reporting, and recommend Asana as our go-to project management tool and “to-do” list.